Baruch Capptauber

Baruch Capptauber

Harrisburg, PA, US

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Currently seeking employment in landscape design and ecological restoration.

As a landscape designer and steward, I help create/restore ecological landscapes and public spaces that encourage social interaction and local stewardship, create habitat, and convey the spirit of a place.



Freelance / Self-employed, Harrisburg, PA & Lower Hudson Valley, NY , Ecological Landscape Design Consultant

> Works as lead designer on residential & commercial landscape projects,
focus on stormwater management regenerative plant communities
> Helped plan and oversee planting installations for meadow restorations
and woodland gardens in Putnam County, NY. Also provided construction
documentation and helped obtain residential zoning variances.

Jul 2019 - current

New York City Housing Authority, New York, NY, US, Junior Landscape Designer/Consultant

> Assisted senior landscape architects with designing capital improvements
such as basketball courts, playgrounds, and gardens, at public housing
developments throughout New York City
> Prepared cost estimates, site plans, renderings, planting palettes, and construction documents and details.

Jan 2019 - Jun 2019

Wave Hill Public Garden, Bronx, NY, US, Forest Project Coordinator

> Coordinated restoration efforts in a 7-acre urban woodland.
> Planned and implemented planting plan including 33
native plant species.
> Helped facilitate summer fellowship for 50 high school student focusing on urban ecological restoration.

May 2018 - Dec 2018

New York Restoration Project, New York, Horticulture and Design Intern (AmeriCorps Position)

> Helped build, restore, and maintain park areas for ecological restoration and public use.
> Prepared conceptual renderings (CAD, Photoshop) and facilitated community input sessions for Capital projects, including 2 community gardens and a commercial waterfront property.
> Implemented ecological methods for managing invasive species in urban woodlands, meadows, and tidal marshes.

Oct 2016 - Aug 2017

Town & Gardens Landscape Design, Brooklyn, NY, US, Gardener

Assisted landscaping crew with planting, installation, and maintenance of
private terrace and roof gardens, streetscapes, and pocket parks throughout

Jun 2016 - Oct 2016

Elizabeth Kennedy Landscape Architect, Brooklyn, NY, US, Community Design Intern

> Planned and implemented educational design/build project at the Weeksville Heritage Center; a historically preserved landscape.
> Utilized participatory design, crafts and gardening methods in helping local youth explore Weeksville’s past and plan for its future.

May 2015 - Aug 2015

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, New York, NY, US, Park Planning Intern

> Conducted site analysis for Manhattan’s Riverside Park 20-year master plan.
> Documented park performance and conducted user interviews in underserved communities, collecting data for NYC's Community Parks Initiative.

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014


City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY, US, Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)

Sep 2014 - May 2018

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